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Freeport 90 59
Rockford East 77 60
Ottawa •18 42
Moline 68 54
Davenport Central 78 64
Quincy 44 50
Davenport West 78 83
Allcman 4 41
Hillcresi , 84
Decatur MacArthur 66 54
Peoria Central 42 55
Thornton 70 54
East Moline 65 57
Peoria Central 61 67
Galesburg 82 86
Quincy 74 55
Proviso West 72 7)
Allcman 52 39
Fenger 52 43
East Moline 66 59
Davenport West 70 54
Galesburg 76 72
Bloomington C.C. 55 50
Moline 61 55
Chillicloihc I.V.C. 75 57
19 Wins — 6 Losses
VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM FRONT ROW Keith Rice. David Ha her . Jeff Tyler. Harlec Miller. Tony Johnson. Pat Metcalf. Devon Bmion. Jon Rummcls. Ken Rice. BACK ROW Marlon Lewis. Eric Lundgrcn. Evan Carlson. Ron Hotchkiss. Coach Duncan Reid. Mark Borcherding. Calvin Myles, Scott Shellhouse. D'Angelo Robinson. Asst. Coach Mike Foley.
Venturing to the north basket. Tony Johnson widens the score against East Moline by adding two points of his own.
Varsity Basketball 53
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During a lime-our. Coach Reid inform lhe Ufuad that ihc dock nuu
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to motivate it for the red and gold.
Big Six Tie!
Rocks out do No. 1,2.
Atunncl of red and gold echoes of "We arc Rocky", a sea of swirled pom-poms covered the fieldhouse and the Rocks assembled on the court, prepared to take on the number-one ranked Quincy Blue Devils. The Rocks, however, did not only take on the Blue Devils, but they conquered them by nineteen points.
The Rocks knew victory, as they looked it straight in the eyes since the start of the season.
The annual Turkey Tournament, hosted by the Rocks, began the season and sparked them to a five game win streak. Then, along with Quincy at 1-0 in the conference, the Rocks visited the Devils homccourt and were stopped short by six points. Quincy held onto their number-one ranking. The following evening. Rocky fans saw their team fall to a Davenport West come-back that tied and won a game Coach Reid became involved in a confrontation with an official, he was then asked to leave the fieldhouse. Assistant coaching took over and the Rocks still played with their full speed and intensity, but ended up losing by only four points.
With five losses against ten wins, the re-match with number-one Quincy arrived. It was to be the biggest game that the Rock Island Fieldhouse had seen in a long time. Before the game, Quincy had won 25 straight conference games and had 12 straight wins against Rock Island. They had developed an aura of invincibility, but the high spirits of the chanting fans and the playing of the Rocks gave them a nineteen point victory over the Blue Devils. As the floor became smothered w ith fans, senior forward Tony Johnson proclaimed, "This is what I've wanted for a lifetime-to beat Quincy before I left Rock Island." The following night, as fans still discussed the win, the Rocks lost a big lead to lose to Proviso West, on the road.
In an eight game win-streak to come, the Rocks avenged losses to Davenport West and Galesburg. Galesburg was currently ranked second, and in the last 5:50 of the game, the Rocks outscored Galesburg 24-9 to steal the victory.
Finally, in the last conference game. Rocky outscored the Maroons to beat them, while Galesburg beat Quincy to put the Rocks in a three-way tic for Western Big Six Champs along with Galesburg and Quincy.
Along with the games and victories, highlights and happenings occured during the season. Harllee Miller was awarded Prep of the Week in the Quad-City Times during January. And when the fans "wanted" Shellhousc, he sat with them and they got him, and added a lighter side to the history of the 82-83 Rocks.
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Freshmen host Tourney
Schulte joins Sophs
The sign on ihc wall, colored crimson and adorned with gold letter, read "Rock Island Haskethall-the pride of our community".
The basis of Rock Island basketball began at the freshmen level with the Red and Gold teams.
The Gold team, coached by Norm Albrighton. finished the year with a tournament hosted by both freshmen teams. The Golds came out with a fourth place in the tourney, to end their season with a 6-13 season record. "This team showed a lot of promise and should help create a strong sophomore team." stated Coach Albrighton.
The opposing Red team, coached by Mike Brown, concluded their season with a first place in their tourney. The team finished the season with a 19-1 record, losing their one game by a mere three points. Coach Brown shared the same promising speculations of a strong sophomore team in the following year.
While the freshmen battled it out in the year-end tourney, the sophomores fought to instill the ability of Coach Larry Schulte and his first year as head sophomore coach. The sophomores captured the first place title at the East Moline tourney over the holiday vacation; the team gave up just three losses throughout their season. Standout sophs Dave Carr. Mark Borchcrding, and Chuck Ledbetter earned places on the varsity team as well as their spots on the Pebbles.
Rocky's "super sophs". Kcdrick Prince. Chuck Ledbetter. Mark Borcherd-ing. Lee Gosain. and Dave Carr, join with Coach Reid to display their accomplishment-prosing their ability and earning a position on the sarsity team. ARGUS PHOTO
FRFSHMFS GOLD HASH HUAI I FROST RO X Brian Pearson. Doug (•on alc . Pryce Boeye. Keith Ta-lor. Tom Snyder. BACK RO« William Marshall. Todd Sfcngal. Brad Schrager, Trcsor Collie. Coach Norm Albrighton.
FRFSIlMtX RtD UASKFTBAlL FRONT ROW Chris Roland. Kcsm llird. Dssayne Brooks. Mark Duin. Toney Hickman. HA( K ROW Mgr Herbie Ball. Robbie Harris. Pete Newcomb. Bruce Edwards. Chad Dew in. Coach Mike Brown.
Rock Island (told 64 41
Roc kridge 79 54
Coolidgc 76 4K
Alleman White 62 45
Sterling 56 59
Alleman Green 94 59
Riscrdale 70 55
U.T.ILS. Orange 70 66
Kcwance 64 67
Galesburg 2 40
U.T.H.S. Black 59 46
John Deere H4 42
Wilson 90 52
Rock Island Ciold 65 50
Assumption 60 46
Geneseo 76 54
Galesburg 78 54
Rock Falls 87 62
Rock Island Gold 78 44
Alleman Combination 66 52
U.T.H.S. Combination 62 49
Wilson Gene seo Geneseo "B"
Stcrling U.T.H.S. Black Assumption Alleman White Coolidgc John Deere U.T.H.XS. Orange Alleman Green Rock Island Red Kcwance Riscrdale Rock Falls Rock ridge Rock Island Red U.T.H.S.
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